Property


When Should A Landlord Hire A Property Management Company?

Is the job of being a landlord draining your time and energy? If it is taking over your life, interrupting time with your family, or just become all too stressful, then it may be time to consider hiring a Property Management company to look after your investment. Having a property manager can be a major asset for your investment, but the good ones don’t come cheap. So you need to make sure you are really ready before you hire one. Let’s take a look at whether hiring a property management company is the right decision for you.
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The 7 Necessary Skills A Property Manager Must Have

When you chose to be a Property Manager, I bet you never expected to utilise those multi-tasking or High School math skills you barely knew you had! But to effectively manage your property portfolio, it is important to be able to draw on a wide range of skills. Let’s take a look at the 7 skills that are necessary for a successful Property Manager.
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How A Clean Work Environment Can Raise Team Morale

Do you have a bunch if grumps or a team of happy smurfs at your office? If your team morale could use a bit of work, it might be time to have a look at the state of your office. Because, did you know that having a clean work environment can do wonders for team morale? Let’s look at why that is.
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The New Standards for Methamphetamine Testing

The wait is over, the new standards for meth testing have been released. Aiming to guide landlords on the exact process to test their properties for meth contamination, and how to clean them if traces are detected. The new standards are designed to give people greater confidence in available properties, now that there is an understanding of how harmful certain levels of meth can be. Let’s have a look at…
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Selecting The Right Property Manager: Key Questions To Ask

Selecting the right property manager will have a big impact on how well your investment performs. The property manager is effectively your representative and so as well as receiving rent on your behalf, will also find suitable tenants, deal with maintenance, handle disputes and sort out any issues at the end of the tenancy. It’s a big job. Select the right property manager and as well as seeing your investment grow
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Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

The landlord and tenant relationship is primarily a legal one. There are various pieces of legislation concerning landlords and tenants but the main one is the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. If you are considering investing in a rental property then you will need to be familiar with the requirements of the legislation. In this article we summarise the key rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants…
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How To Find A Skilled Tradie

When it comes to finding a skilled tradesperson it seems as though everyone has their own horror story. From poor quality workmanship or taking too long to complete a job to unforeseen additional costs, we’ve all had bad experiences. So how do you go about finding an honest, dependable professional to get that job done? Well, here are some tips to help guide your selection.
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The Essential Guide To Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home may be a very exciting time, but it’s also one of the most important, let alone expensive, decisions you will make. So what things do you need to take into consideration when making your choice? Carry on reading to discover our essential guide to buying your first home.
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Social Media And Property Management Making It Work For You

Social media is now a very valuable marketing tool for businesses. Facebook is the most popular social media platform and in New Zealand alone it has 2.9 million users – an amazing 61% of the population. And there are hundreds of thousands of us using other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
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Landlords’ Responsibilities: Government Gets Tough

If you’re a landlord then you’ll probably have heard of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. It’s the main piece of legislation covering landlords and tenants in New Zealand and it sets out their respective rights and responsibilities. However, what you may not have been aware of is that the Ministry of Business and Innovation has set up a tenancy compliance and investigations team to check on…
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